Transnational Prostitution: Changing Patterns in a Global Context
Susanne Thorbek, Bandana Pattanaik
Bloomsbury Academic, 2002 - Social Science - 237 pages
Patterns of prostitution, like so much else in our increasingly inter-connected world, are changing radically, as the investigations in this volume dramatically show. The question of migrant prostitutes in the West may be much debated, but it is little researched. This collection makes a radical break with the current media focus on human trafficking and the old habit of simply blaming the victim. What emerges is a nuanced and empirically grounded portrait of the complexities of prostitution across national boundaries today.
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This makes it difficult to generalize from case studies , but case studies do show
that other generalizations are doubtful : for example , the habitual naming of sex -
workers of foreign origin as sexslaves , debt - slaves or trafficked women is ...
Many of the studies in this anthology concern Thai women in prostitution , and the
reader may well be tempted to make the generalization that Thailand has more
prostitution than other countries . Vanaspong argues in her chapter that this is ...
Certainly , studies such as Cohen ( 1971 ) focused on the interactions between
Arab boys and Scandinavian female tourists ; and Turner and Ash ( 1975 )
remarked on the existence of the phenomenon in the Caribbean . Press ( 1977 ) ,
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